The Vessel Project of Louisiana is a grassroots mutual aid, disaster relief, and environmental justice organization founded in Southwest Louisiana in response to several federally declared disasters, including hurricanes Laura and Delta, winter storm Uri, and the May flood of 2021. The Vessel Project realizes the intersectionality of the challenges that plague BIPOC communities and works holistically to achieve environmental and climate justice, voting rights, and access to housing, energy, clean water, safe fresh produce, and healthcare.
WHAT WE DO
HELPING WITH EVERYDAY CRISES
Reinforcing our Commitment
For people who lack support and resources, an unexpected event such as a job or housing loss can quickly become a crisis. Even something as simple as running out of money the day before payday can be an emergency if you can't feed your kids dinner. The Vessel Project assists those in crisis by meeting urgent needs, identifying relevant resources, and helping people navigate traditional systems of aid.
Helping The Community
After a disaster, we assist the affected with their most immediate needs, whatever they may be. Whether it is emergency shelter, food, formula, diapers, oxygen tanks, cleaning supplies, application assistance, or document recovery—we have learned that the best way to help people is by asking them what will help.
One Step at a Time
Our strength lies in our relationships with each other, which is why Vessel Project of Louisiana provides people with the opportunity to connect with each other by hosting free holiday events, game nights, and community meals.